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Cyber Security Webinars

Cyber Security Webinar Series

Due to the success of our last Cyber Security Webinars, we have decided to re-run them! Freestyle TS have joined forces with The Surrey and Sussex Police Cyber Crime Unit to help educate SMEs in the importance of Cyber Security. 

Take 30 minutes out of your day to join us for each of the free sessions.

The Webinars will focus on:

 

How to identify a Phishing email – 27 November

– Ways to avoid your business falling victim to Phishing attacks (what are Smishing and Vishing?)

Protect against Malware – 4 December

– How to prevent the devastating effects of Malware (malicious software which can steal, encrypt or delete sensitive data, alter or hijack core computing functions and monitor your compute activities without your permission)

Securing your systems and backups – 11 December

– (the basic measures that can make all the difference).

 

Register to join us here 

 

Did you know, around one third of businesses report having experienced cyber security breaches, or attacks, in the last 12 months according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Ipsos MORI and the University of Portsmouth.

Find out more about how we can help protect your business against cyber attacks with FIT4Security

 

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Can you spot a Phishing Email?

Emails are an essential business tool, that we all use on a daily basis. It is not surprising that they present the most common form of Cyber Attack.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey identified that Phishing Attacks were the cause of 80% of Cyber Attacks in the last 12 months.

What is a Phishing Email?
These are a form of Cyber Attack, used to reveal important information, such as credit card information and login details. They are also used as a tool to deliver malicious software onto an individual’s machine.

 

We have identified 3 easy ways to help you spot a fake email…

1. Are there spelling mistakes?

Companies proof read their content and edit it accordingly, before it’s sent out. Spotting a spelling or grammar mistake, could mean that the email you have received is not legitimate and should be investigated further.
phishing email example

2. Do you recognise the address of the sender?

When receiving an email from a new sender, it is always a good idea to approach with caution.

If you don’t recognise the email address as being from a contact, who you usually hear from, or the address is different to what a known contact would normally use, the safest option is not to open it. Check you are sure that it is legitimate first!
phishing email example

3. Are you being asked to take action?

Phishing Emails commonly urge you to take action (most often to pay an invoice or share/enter  important information).

Always put the email in context. Were you expecting an email like this from the sender? Have you checked through the tips above to ensure the email is legitimate?

If you have any doubts, then a member of our expert Help Desk are on hand to help.

There are of course ways of reducing a Phishing Email entering your Inbox in the first place…

Email filtering is an effective way to improve the security of your Office 365 Outlook, by detecting possible spam/Phishing Emails and placing them into a quarantine folder.

Watch our short video, to discover more ways to improve your overall Office 365 security and help to reduce potential Cyber Attacks.

 

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What our customers are saying

You can judge a company best by how it reacts when something goes wrong. Freestyle IT were exemplary when we had an IT outage. Their attitude when things went wrong was better than any other IT company I’ve worked with.
Giles Guest, Director, Enhance Media
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